Thematic progression-based recount paragraphs produced by the eighth graders of Islamic junior high school

Ade Fitria Saderi Putri, M. Zaini Miftah, Sabarun Sabarun

Abstract


This study aims to find out how the eighth graders of Islamic junior high school, particularly MTSN-2 Palangka Raya in producing a recount paragraph based on thematic progression. This study belongs to descriptive study with qualitative approach. For the data collection, it was used the research instruments such as observation, documentation, interview, and field notes.  As the representative data, the 17 writing products of recount paragraphs produced by the eighth graders were analyzed. The results show that there were several ways used by the students to write thematic progression-based recount paragraph. In the process, in pre-writing activities, the students firstly determined the theme. In the next process, in whilst-writing activities, the students wrote the first draft by using the transition signals to connect the theme and rheme, using the easiest pattern of the recount paragraph, and then writing the conclusion. In the last process, in post-writing activities, the students revised and edited their writings and submitted their works to the teacher for publication. By using thematic progression, the students become more precise in writing their recount paragraphs and they can increase the cohesiveness of the text they have produced.


Keywords


thematic progression; recount paragraph; writing skill; cohesive writing

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